Kid Cudi has slightly opened up about why he walked off stage during his performance at this summer’s Rolling Loud Miami.
Rolling Loud Miami 2022 ran into a bit of a hitch back in July when Kanye West pulled out of his headlining performance at the last minute.
The festival was able to fill the slot with Kid Cudi, but the Man On The Moon rapper soon grew frustrated by the crowd’s behavior, and even scolded them when disgruntled Ye fans began throwing objects on stage.
“If I get hit with one more fucking thing, if I see one more fucking thing on this fucking stage I’m leaving,” he said. At that moment, a water bottle soared past his head, which prompted Cudi to walk off stage.
Kid Cudi cut his set short because people were throwing water bottles at him on stage 👀 #RollingLoudMiami pic.twitter.com/ITO7hmDiLh
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 23, 2022
Speaking to Zane Lowe earlier this week on his Apple Music show, Cudi said of the incident: “It’s supposed to be an unspoken agreement amongst artists and fans, that you’re supposed to give the utmost respect and not interfere with the performance.”
Cudi had sat down with Zane to discuss the soundtrack to his animated Netflix show Entegalactic, which he created with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, and suggested the soundtrack that dropped Friday (September 30) may be the last Kid Cudi record.
“The Kid Cudi stuff, I think I want to put it on the back burner and chill out with that,” he said. “I think, I want to be done with it. I think, closing the chapter on Kid Cudi.”
“The goal for Entergalactic, I was bored of making albums. Just, doing an album, two music videos and that’s it. And I was like, ‘Man, I went into this wanting to do something epic and different.’ And now, that I’ve done that, I just… I’ve made a lot of music, man.”
Cudi didn’t rule out a new album at some point but said for now he’s interested in exploring other avenues such as TV writing and being a good father to his 12-year-old daughter Vada. He most notably launched his own production company, Mad Solar, in 2020, and created his first clothing line, Members of the Rage, earlier this year.
“I’ve said a lot and I have other desires, I have other things I want to do,” he continued. “And I do not see me never making music, I’ll always fuck around in the studio, or make something here and there. But, as far as getting in the studio and working on an album, and then going and touring it, I just don’t have it in me. I don’t have the desire.”
He continued: “I have so many other things I want to invest my time into… I really want to spend more time with my daughter. You know what I’m saying? We’ve been kicking it a lot lately and I’ve been having more time and it’s good, she’s growing up, our relationship is super tight. It’s what I always dreamed of.”
The situation at Rolling Loud was likely due to Kid Cudi’s recent fallout with Kanye West, as the latter criticized the former for being best friends with Pete Davidson, who at the time was dating his ex-wife Kim Kardashian. The latter publicly announced on social media that as a result, Cudi wouldn’t be appearing on Donda 2, despite making two appearances on its predecessor.
“Too bad I don’t wanna be on ur album u fuckin dinosaur hahaha,” Cudi fired back on Instagram. “Everyone knows I’ve been the best thing about ur albums since I met you. Ima pray for u brother.”
He added on Twitter: “We talked weeks ago about this. You’re whack for flipping the script and posting this lie just for a look on the internet. You ain’t no friend. BYE.”